BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer – 3rd-Gen Stainless Steel Exploration Watch

If you’re a wristwatch lover and you also enjoy exploring Mother Nature and living on the edge, then you shouldn’t just get any standard wristwatch. When choosing a watch for the outdoors lifestyle, you should go with a watch that’s specifically built for adventure and exploration, a watch that’s sturdy, durable, rated to be waterproof and that also has appropriate illumination for nighttime usage. On that note, have a look at the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer, an exploration watch that’s built to last you a lifetime.

The BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer is a third-generation exploration watch that features a super-durable Stainless Steel construction which gives it a whopping 5,000Gs shock-resistance along with an extreme anti-magnetic protection up to 80,000 A/m, plus a Water-Resistance Rating up to 330 ft. / 100m, all while being powered by BALL’s COSC-Chronometer-certified Automatic Calibre BALL RR1103-C Hand & Date Movement, meaning that it never needs a battery, and also boasting an impressive self-powered illumination technology powered by 28 H3 micro tritium gas tubes on all of its watch hands and dial for an outstanding nighttime reading capability.

Designed as a watch that’s rated to have a high-endurance even when worn in the most challenging environments, this durable, gorgeous, and super-versatile timepiece allows you to always keep a proper track of time anywhere you decide to go, whether that’s when you’re at work, chilling at home, or even while you’re out adventuring and exploring the outdoors.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer and check out everything that this newly-released third-generation exploration watch has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the watch’s size, the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer comes at a fairly standard size for an exploration watch, with its case measuring exactly 40mm in diameter and 12.45mm thick / tall. The watch’s case is not too bulky in size, nor is it too heavy, so you can expect to be able to get a very comfortable fit for your wrist.

BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer – Dimensions ( 40mm by 12.5mm )

At the top-end and bottom-end of the watch, we have two super-durable sets of watch lugs (also commonly known as watch’s “horns”), which feature an exact horizontal spacing of 20mm from one lug to another, and an exact vertical spacing of 46.6mm between the watch’s top and bottom sets of watch lugs.

When it comes to this watch’s construction, know that the Engineer III Pioneer features a super-durable construction, as its case is entirely built out of a high-grade 904L Stainless Steel, which ultimately gives the watch a whopping 5,000Gs shock-resistance, along with an extreme anti-magnetic protection up to 80,000 A/m against any magnetic fields that it comes in proximity with.

Equipped with a high-grade 904L Stainless Steel case

At the back-side of the watch’s case, there’s a screw-on embossed 904L Stainless Steel case-back that’s beautifully stamped with BALL Watch’s official Logo, for which its case-back is also just as durable as the watch’s front-side.

904L Stainless Steel case-back stamped with BALL Watch’s official Logo

On top of its super-durable 904L Stainless Steel construction, the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer also features a high-quality screwed-in crown (also made of high-grade 904L Stainless Steel) that smoothly “pops out” from its Stainless Steel Case, while also coming neatly integrated with small little metallic cogs that make it easy to hold whenever you require to use it to regulate the watch’s hands (meaning its different time dials).

High-quality screwed-in crown made of high-grade 904L Stainless Steel

Moreover, this gorgeous and ultra-durable exploration watch also comes built with a sturdy Stainless Steel bracelet that’s integrated with a folding clasp buckle, which allows the watch’s bracelet to close smoothly and stay safely and properly closed at all times.

Stainless Steel bracelet integrated with a folding clasp buckle

Regarding its design, the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer features a unique, minimalist, extremely stylish and ultra-modern design. For our review unit, we received the Black Dial color-model (but there’s also a beautiful Dark Blue Dial color-model available).

Ultra-Modern & Stylish Design

While the watch’s 904L Stainless Steel construction gives it a gorgeous silver body that comes polished with a luxurious glossy finish, the watch’s face / dial within the interior of its Stainless Steel Bezel comes in a subtle flat Black color (or Dark Blue if you choose the other color-model) that ultimately gives the watch as a whole a very professional-look, especially with the contrast provided by its Stainless Steel body.

In addition, the watch’s bezel also integrates a high-grade glass cover made of a high-quality Sapphire Crystal that also comes coated with a layer of anti-reflective coating, thus making it quite easy for you to read the time from this unique exploration watch at any time of the day, no matter if you’re under direct sunlight (as its anti-reflective coating reflects away any sunlight) or even under low-light or pitch-black conditions at nighttime.

Sapphire Crystal Glass Cover with anti-reflective coating & 330 ft. / 100m Water-Resistant Rating

What’s more is that the watch’s super-durable Stainless Steel construction is also rated to be Water-Resistant up to 330 ft. / 100m depth underwater.

In terms of its time-tracking capabilities, as said before, the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer is powered by BALL’s Automatic Calibre BALL RR1103-C Hand & Date Movement, which was officially Chronometer-certified by COSC (Contrôle officiel suisse des Chronomètres), the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Thanks to its high-end Automatic Calibre BALL RR1103-C Hand & Date Movement, this exploration watch never needs a battery.

Powered by BALL’s Automatic Calibre BALL RR1103-C Hand & Date Movement

It’s also worth noting that the watch’s Dial also integrates large bold numeric markers at the 12, 6 and 9 o’clock positions (while the 3 o’clock position is discreetly occupied by the watch’s Date Window), which makes reading time from the watch’s dial fairly easy, even with just a quick glance.

Last but not least, the Engineer III Pioneer also boasts an impressive self-powered illumination technology that’s solely powered by 28 individual high-grade H3 micro tritium gas tubes, which are separately integrated on all of its watch hands (including hours, minutes, and seconds hands) as well as on its dial that greatly glow in low-light conditions with bright green and orange light colors, ultimately providing users with an outstanding illumination for the watch’s face that makes its entire dial perfectly legible during nighttime use.

Self-powered illumination technology that’s powered by 28 individual high-grade H3 micro tritium gas tubes

FINAL THOUGHTS

The BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer is a third-generation exploration watch that features a super-durable Stainless Steel construction which gives it a whopping 5,000Gs shock-resistance along with an extreme anti-magnetic protection up to 80,000 A/m, plus a Water-Resistance Rating up to 330 ft. / 100m, all while being powered by BALL’s COSC-Chronometer-certified Automatic Calibre BALL RR1103-C Hand & Date Movement, meaning that it never needs a battery, and also boasting an impressive self-powered illumination technology powered by 28 H3 micro tritium gas tubes on all of its watch hands and dial for an outstanding nighttime reading capability.

BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer
BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer

All in all, this exploration watch makes for an excellent timepiece for all sorts of environments. Not only is it built to be extremely durable so that it can whistand even the harshest conditions, but its ultra-modern design can keep you looking both stylish and utterly professional at any given moment, all while its self-powered illumination technology ensures you can keep track of time even late at night.

Once again, note that the BALL Watch Engineer III Pioneer is currently available in two (x2) different color models (solely for its Dial / Watch Face): Black, and Dark Blue.

Available in 2 different color models – Black & Dark Blue

If you’re interested in buying it, know that this gorgeous timepiece is priced at $2,249 per unit. You can order yours online right now, directly from BALL Watch’s official shopping page.